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A science-fiction franchise, comprising TV series, movies and other media created by Gene Roddenberry.

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Was this miniature in “Requiem for Methuselah” ever used to portray the Enterprise in space?

In the Star Trek: TOS episode "Requiem for Methuselah", the title character shrinks the Enterprise. You can see Kirk inspecting this miniature Enterprise on a table: Was this particular prop ever ...
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Why did costumes change style in Deep Space Nine?

In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Rapture", the outfits of the crew changed from colour to grey with a little colour underneath. Why did the outfits change?
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Why was Grace Lee Whitney so highly billed in Star Trek TOS?

Actress Grace Lee Whitney appeared in eight early episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series as Yeoman Janice Rand. The casts of these episodes (in the order that they are billed on-screen) are given ...
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Is Control in Star Trek: Discovery being used as an easter egg?

So, I just watched the Star Trek: Discovery episode "Perpetual Infinity" (S02E11). Control is a pure mechanical AI. But I had a suspicion. When Control took over Leland's body, the scene seemed to ...
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Why is Seven of Nine called Seven of Nine?

I'm pretty sure there's a lot more than nine Borgs, and probably quite a few that have groups of nine entities. Is there any in-universe description of how Star Trek: Voyager's Seven of Nine gained ...
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What happened to Terran Michael Burnham?

What happened to the Terran version of Michael Burnham in Star Trek: Discovery? The emperor seemed to believe that she could be alive.
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Watching guide for DS9

This may be somewhat too subjective a question, but I'll try anyways. I'm not a trekkie, but I do like me some Star Trek. I'm most familiar with TNG and Voyager. I want to like DS9, and there are ...
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Why do the Klingons jump between Klingon and English?

In Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, many of the scenes on the Klingon bird of prey jump between Klingon and English in the same scene, with no non-klingon characters in the scene. Is there any ...
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Are there any indications why Roddenberry chose to make Star Trek a “battleship universe”?

Star Trek focuses on large, slow (in local space, anyway) ships which behave like battleships. As a counter-example, Battlestar Galactica was in an "aircraft carrier universe", where the big ships ...
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Does Starfleet have the ability to let men carry babies?

In Star Trek Voyager “Friendship One” (season 7, episode 21), a heavily pregnant Torres and Paris are arguing about her going down to an irradiated planet. Paris does not want her to go because she is ...
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Why was Roberto “Bob” Orci fired from “Star Trek Beyond”?

Roberto Bob Orci is an execute producer and writer, whom previously co-wrote with Alexander Kurtzman for their K/O Paper Products Production Company and often collaborated with JJ Abrams/Bad Robot ...
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Who designed the original Star Trek's communicator? [closed]

The communicator in the original Star Trek TV series is very similar in design to a flip phone? Was there product development done for the communicator before it was made? Who designed and created the ...
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Are there any male actors written out of a Star Trek series?

I can only think of two main cast members who were written out of a Star Trek series. That includes Tasha Yar of SNG, and Kes of Voyager who were both female. Wesley Crusher's role in SNG was reduced ...
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Does Captain Tracey (Star Trek “The Omega Glory”) resemble a figure from American history?

In the Star Trek episode "Whom Gods Destroy" (1969), I consider the character Garth a George Washington figure (whether consciously intended or not). He was a great military leader; also, his "...
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Filming locations for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

IMDB lists numerous filming locations for various scenes in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Not explicitly listed are scenes set aboard the USS Enterprise (the aircraft carrier CVN 65). Of specific ...
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Why did Spock and McCoy lie about not watching Kirk's final message in “The Tholian Web?”

Something I've never been able to puzzle out an in-universe reason for.... In the course of the episode "The Tholian Web," Capt. Kirk disappears in an 'interphase' event, along with the ill-fated USS ...
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At how many different scales were starship Enterprise models produced?

My question is about models of the original series Star Trek Enterprise, both shooting models produced by the studio for the original series run, as well as licensed model kits ever available for ...
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Did Captain Archer just forget the Illyrians after leaving them stranded?

The Star Trek Enterprise episode Damage ends with Captain Archer leaving the Illyrians stranded 3 years from home. This post 9/11 writing always bothered me because it seems to betray what Star Trek ...
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Did Nana Visitor actually sing the song that her character sings?

In an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Odo (Rene Auberjonois) is in love with Major Kira (Nana Visitor) and does not know how to court her. He seeks advice from a character in the holodeck who ...
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Time travel as an undo

In Star Trek (movies and tv) is there any reason why the crew can't use time travel as an "undo" should something drastic happen, for example death? They use time travel in First Contact to stop the ...
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Why aren't more holographic programs equipped with mobile emitters?

In Star Trek: Voyager the doctor at first is not capable of leaving the medical room, but later on he acquires a mobile emitter allowing him to leave the medical room. Seen on his arm. Why don't ...
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Significance of different color of uniform shirts in Star Trek reboot series movies

What does the different color of uniform shirts signify in the Star Trek movies of reboot series? In Star Trek Into Darkness Kirk orders Chekov to wear a red shirt in place of a yellow one to work in ...
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How is open head of Commander Data done?

Data has his head open several times, for example here: Given the time of creation of Star Trek - Next Generation series, I don't assume this would be done with CGI, also his head doesn't seem to be ...
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Why was Michael Dorn in Star Trek DS9 and not someone else from TNG?

This is an out of world question. How come Michael Dorn, who portrayed lieutenant commander Worf, was chosen to continue his role in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine beginning in Season 4? Were there talks ...
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Where was the Caretaker's farm scenes filmed for “Star Trek: Voyager”?

In Star Trek Voyager's pilot episode "Caretaker", the crew of the Voyager is transferred to a holographic simulation of a farm. I could not find any information about the filming location of the farm ...
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Was the Star Trek episode Catspaw originally intended as a Halloween episode or was it just coincidence?

Was the Star Trek episode Catspaw originally intended as a Halloween episode or was it just coincidence? Did Gene Rodenberry or network executives specifically request an episode be written with ...
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How Did Kirk and Sulu Survive the Free Fall from Space Above Vulcan?

In Star Trek (2009), Kirk, Sulu (and a third) free fall from space in an attempt to disable the drill. Presumably, the shuttle didn't divert to enter Vulcan's atmosphere, so how did the three avoid ...
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How fast is the spore drive compared to other ships in the show?

I am trying to get my head around this as it doesn't make sense to me at the moment. We are in 2256 and the Discovery is currently experimenting with a spore drive. During the show it is saying how ...
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Physiological changes in Klingons between Star Trek TNG and Star Trek Discovery

My question is extremely similar to this one. I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation, thus I always took it for granted that Klingons look like this: Now I'm watching the brand-new Star ...
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Why does Captain Christopher Pike use a Wheelchair?

In the Star Trek (2009) movie, Captain Christopher Pike is injured during his capture, and is clearly seen using a wheelchair at the medal ceremony for Kirk. The question is: is there any in-universe ...
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Why do we not see see more robots in the Star Trek universe? [closed]

Sure we have androids like Data and Lore. We also have self driving/autonomous flying garbage trucks. We even have entire cybernetic races like the Borg and even nano bots. But in all the movies and ...
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Who are Sheldon's references of Crunch and Kangaroo?

In this clip of The Big Bang Theory, before sacrificing himself, Sheldon says Following in the footsteps of Kirk, Crunch and Kangaroo. I know Captain Kirk died ...
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Why was Kirk in the Nexus, but not the rest of the crew?

In Star Trek: Generations, the Enterprise-B is hit by the nexus energy wave. Kirk dies and is later found in the nexus. But why was he the only one there? If that energy wave was the nexus, shouldn't ...
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Was the smoke in this scene accidental or a practical effect serving to depict something?

In the Star Trek: The Original Series(TOS) episode "Journey to Babel", There were several shots of an "operating room" scene, in which McCoy (DeForest Kelley) is operating on Sarek. In at least a ...
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Memory of an episode no one remembers from Star Trek? [closed]

I have distinct memory of a Star Trek episode no one remembers! It is about Spock and Kirk going down to a dying planet with ruins around a dying star that comes to life as a person on the planet (...
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How does one Klingon recognise another as discommended?

I'm thinking particularly of the episode "The Mind's Eye" (TNG 4x24). When Picard tells Ambassador Kell that Worf is on the case, Kell interrupts to request another security officer due to Worf's ...
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What was the prior relationship between Q and Guinan?

In the episode Q Who, Guinan and Q encounter each other for the first time in the series, and it is obvious they already know each other. Q warns Picard to get rid of Guinan: "Picard if you have ...
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Is there any rationale for the different colours of uniforms on the different series of Star Trek?

When looking at the evidence for this question (Do Star Trek characters wearing red shirts have the highest death rate on the original show?) it became apparent that the key colours of the uniforms ...
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Do Star Trek characters wearing red shirts have the highest death rate on the original show?

In many episodes of the original series of Star Trek (Star Trek TOS) a team will be selected to beam down to the planet (or wherever the action was in the episode). This will have major characters ...
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If everyone uses replicator, why do tailors still exist?

In Star Trek, Starfleet uniforms and other clothing is made by replicator patterns. Not only does this suggest a standard pattern as well as standard sizing considering the variety of body types that ...
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How does the Universal Translator work?

In Star Trek Voyager, The 37's, its revealed that the Universal Translator somehow turns speech into the recipient's (the person hearing) language for each individual person, regardless of how many ...
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Why was Kes ignored in Year of Hell?

In the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Before and After," Kes shifts backwards through time. Part of this time is spent during the "Year of Hell", during which she learns vital information about the ...
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Is there a canon explanation for certain holodeck differences between Star Trek shows?

Namely, I noticed that in Star Trek: The Next Generation, holographic characters and objects can actually travel a little distance/last for a few moments outside of the holodeck. (e.g. A couple of ...
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Why was Beverly Crusher not on the second season of Star Trek: TNG?

Berverly Crusher was replaced by Katherine Pulaski in the second season of Star Trek: TNG to become leader of a medical research faculty. My question is what were the show's 'internal' reasons to ...
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Why didn't Author, Author reference A Measure of a Man?

The Voyager episode "Author, Author" is basically a shameless ripoff homage to the TNG era episode of "Measure of a Man". In that, an android known as Data has to face a tribunal to be declared ...
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What Star Trek TOS characters have been confirmed to be appearing in Discovery?

Since the new Star Trek: Discovery series is set 10 years before the events of The Original Series, are there any characters from the original Star Trek series that have been confirmed will appear in ...
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Have we ever seen Data make use of his “multiple techniques” before First Contact?

At some point during Data's captivity and interrogation by the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact her tries to convince him go into a more instinctual direction: Borg: Are you familiar with ...
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How come they couldn't heal Captain Pike's injuries in Star Trek?

As we saw in the Star Trek movies and TV shows, the Federation has extraordinarily advanced knowledge, science, medicine and technology. They were able to cure all fatal injuries, horrible diseases ...
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How Does the Delta Flyer Get Repaired in Star Trek: Voyager Season 7?

In "Unimatrix Zero" (Season 6, Episode 26 and Season 7, Episode 27 of Star Trek: Voyager), one of Voyager's shuttles, the Delta Flyer, gets shot to pieces. But by the next episode (s7 ep2, "...
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What was the last episode/movie Majel Barrett recorded?

Majel Barrett's voice was used for the computer voice in every Star Trek series (and most of the movies) after TOS. She even did a bunch of phonetic recordings that could be used in future projects. ...